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Weekly Programs
Upcoming Speakers
Aug 01, 2019
Club Assembly
Aug 08, 2019
Broad overview of food safety and the roles that PrimusLabs and Azzule Systems play therewith
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
“Farm Day” to raise the visibility and awareness of where our food comes from and the ag industry in
Aug 29, 2019
Playing pro ball
Sep 05, 2019
George Allan Hancock (American Businessman)
Sep 12, 2019
Project in La Paz, MX and The District Grant Process
Sep 19, 2019
Operation Surf
Past Speakers
Jul 25, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Group 12 (3 Santa Maria Clubs & Nipomo) Social
4340 Meadow Dr
Aug 03, 2019
YMCA Family Day in the Park
Waller Park
Aug 18, 2019
Operation Surf for Veterans
Oct 03, 2019
Rotary District 5240 Conference
Chumash Casino
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2019
Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
Dec 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Annual Barn Party Luau & Auction
May 09, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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MEETING DATE:  July 25, 2019

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:  President Kevin Walthers
FLAG SALUTE:  Glenn Morris
MOMENT OF REFLECTION:  Keep Doug Coleman in our thoughts and prayers.  Welcome back Glenn Morris; we are glad he is back and feeling better.
VISITING ROTARIANS:  Leslie Kasanoff from the Los Osos' Club

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Tanya Atrosky and Anbelica Gunabor
Santa Maria Chamber Awards Gala: Thursday July 25 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm @ Marian Theatre
Rotary Fellowship Evening: David and Lisa Long's residence. Saturday August 3. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
YMCA Day in the Park: Sunday August 18 / 8:00 am to 4:00 pm @ Waller Park.  Mike Gibson needs Rotarians to help with making sandwiches and with the BBQ crew.  
B & G Club Ag for Youth Golf Tournament: July 29 at the Santa Maria Country Club
Operation Surf: Thursday October 3 at Ted & Beth Ortega's residence
Rotary District Conference: Saturday October 12 in Santa Ynez @ Chumash Casino
Monthly Rotarians of the Decade: Peter Kang bragged on the club; he is enjoying being a member of the club and appreciated the warm welcome.  Also, his wide Samantha, is doing well in her 7th month of pregnancy.   I'm sure our other Rotarian of the Decade, Terri Strickland, would have bragged if she had been present.
Jerry Schmidt: bragged $100 on watching his son ride in a recent biking championship and on Dan Blough's great party on Saturday night.
Jerry Walsh: said he bragged last month on celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary, so was not assessed a second brag... what a great picture though!
Jim Bray: bragged $25 on his son Tyler and daughter-in-law Amy purchasing their first home in the LA area.  While they weren't the highest offer, they got the house because Tyler was a Veteran... nice.  
Shannon Seifert: bragged $100 on the Dan/Peg, Happy Birthday dance party, as well as on Mike and Gary for attending the national YMCA Conference, as members of the SM YMCA Board.
Gary Nemetz: bragged $30 on attending his first General Assemby for the YMCA.  It was a great opportunity to meet people from all over the country as well as seeing Geena Davis.  
Peter Sterling: bragged $30 on his recent retirement from banking.
Randy Wise: bragged $60 on all of his grand kids who have birthdays in July.
Tim Seifert: bragged $31 on his anniversary, although Peggy Blough had to actually remind him at her party that his anniversary was on July 21st, not the 23rd.  
Mike Buhring: was fined $30 because Coke stocks actually went up, once Mike was no longer Rotary president.
Martin Testa: was fined $30, due to confusing conversations that occurred between the Testas and Walthers at a Sunday event in Paso Robles.  
Shannon Seifert: was fined $30 because of her conversation with basketball legend, Bill Walton.  
The following members were fined $30 because they do not have current pictures on Club Runner:  Mark Bachman, Dan Blough, Frank Calley, Jack Gresser, Michele Jensen, Teresa Reyburn, Kathy Simas, and Ryan Swack.
Dr. Leslie Kasanoff

Leslie Kasanoff is a member of the Los Osos Rotary Club.  She has spent her entire career in health care.  Through her work she has come to focus on a natural approach to health, and works as a personal health coach and consultant.  Her philosophy is that if you can move freely without pain and think clearly, you will lead a good life, well into your late years.  Mental clarity impacts mobility, and most everything else in our life.  There are simple things you can do to help you remain mentally fit and mobile for life. 

If you are starting to suffer from mobility, stamina, or mental health issues they won't magically get better.  Drugs may cover up symptoms, but the condition will not improve.  Approximately five Americans over 65 and older, fall each year, and sometimes the falls are fatal.  The drugs that we take for other symptoms, can affect our mobility and balance.  Every disease starts with inflammation, and diet and lifestyle, can help you reverse these symptoms

Poor food choices often lead to brain, balance, and inflammation issues.  If you want to think more clearly, eat your beans and your greens, get off dangerous drugs, and maintain a healthy weight; fat cells increase inflammation. 

There are a lot of medications out there that have not been properly tested.  And, at 250,000 a year, medical errors are the 3rd leading course of death in the US.  Talk with your doctor about the prescription drugs that you are taking.  A couple of things to ask your doctor about include the “Beers” criteria, and STOPP/Start criteria.  Both of these programs are a tool to help older people to identify potentially inappropriate medications that could be impacting their health, particularly in the areas of mental clarity and balance. 

In short, to live a healthier life, keep your brain active, maintain a healthy weight, exercise, and adopt a predominantly plant-based, whole food diet. 

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